Back in June, Cartoon Network UK and Ireland (and other Cartoon Network feeds in the EMEA area) announced their new Imagination Studios initiative and minisite with a purpose to educate children on how cartoons are made and how to make their own, guiding them through the different stages of animated show development, which is anything from storyboarding to character design. Now, Cartoon Network UK is running the Imagination Studios competition where children aged between 6 and 12 can bring new ideas, characters and stories to life and will be able to submit either a design for a new cartoon character, short animation or storyboard.
Three lucky and creative winners will get to have their creations showcased on Cartoon Network UK. The competition runs until 1st December and British writer and comedian David Baddiel will be a judge in the competition alongside experts from Cartoon Network, the British Film Institute (BFI) and the Children & the Arts charity.
A teacher’s toolkit was also developed for schoolchildren to take part in the competition. The Imagination Studios initiative was a response to the amount of fan art Cartoon Network receives from viewers and also increasing interest on how cartoons are made.
For more information about the Imagination Studios Competition please follow the link below: